The table below looks at the statistics for IBM Notes skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Notes over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)
Rank 108 109 112
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM Notes 30 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.73% 4.07% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 11
Average daily rate
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£110 £135 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -63.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £135 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £240 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £145 £261
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -44.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +140.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £26.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £26.50 £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
IBM Notes
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
524 491 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 17.30% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 246 266
Average daily rate £355 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.37% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £162 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 33
Average hourly rate £16.78 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.09% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.40 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.07 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

IBM Notes
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IBM Notes Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IBM Notes
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region.

IBM Notes Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Notes within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +18 16 £110 -76.34% 1
Manchester -15 11 £278 +105.55%
IBM Notes
England

IBM Notes
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM Notes also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Notes.

1 40 (100.00%) Lotus
2 35 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 29 (72.50%) MS Office
4 27 (67.50%) ITIL
5 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
6 23 (57.50%) SLA
6 23 (57.50%) HP
7 21 (52.50%) OpenView
7 21 (52.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (52.50%) MCP
7 21 (52.50%) Service Management
8 17 (42.50%) Windows
9 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
10 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
11 13 (32.50%) Citrix
11 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
12 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
13 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
14 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
15 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
16 6 (15.00%) Migration
17 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (10.00%) Project Management
18 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
18 4 (10.00%) Finance
18 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
18 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
19 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
19 3 (7.50%) PRINCE

IBM Notes
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM Notes also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Notes. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (72.50%) MS Office
2 26 (65.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
1 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 21 (52.50%) Service Analyst
2 21 (52.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.50%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.00%) NetWare
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) ITIL
2 21 (52.50%) Service Management
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Email Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) VBScript
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) MCP
2 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (57.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (52.50%) OpenView
1 21 (52.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Lotus
2 35 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 23 (57.50%) HP
4 13 (32.50%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Novell
6 1 (2.50%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle